Traditional MBA


The Traditional MBA program delivers an advanced management education geared towards recent graduates and early career starters (with limited to no professional work experience). 

Delivered in a face-to-face format, the on-campus Traditional MBA provides an encouraging environment where young professionals learn to extend their leadership capabilities and prepare to accelerate their careers with a competitive advantage. Students take the Traditional MBA courses taught by FAU's world-class faculty and can enroll as either full-time or part-time status in any given semester. 

Traditional MBA students gain broad managerial skills and can also develop specialized expertise in a business discipline that best suits their career aspirations. 

Students can customize their MBA experience by choosing from more than 70 graduate business elective courses

Elective availability can vary.  Speak with an academic advisor for assistance planning electives.


Program Information

  • Designed for recent graduates and early career starters
  • Full-time/part-time enrollment
  • Degree Requirements:
    • 43 credits for undergraduate business degree holders or
      those have taken equivalent undergraduate business foundation courses
    • 55 credits for individuals with non-business degrees
  • Location: Boca Raton campus
  • Delivery Format: mostly on campus; some online courses
  • Application Deadlines: July 1 (fall), November 1 (spring), April 1 (summer).  Applications are accepted year round.

Upon graduation, students will have achieved and have conferred upon them the Master of Business Administration degree. 


Success Story

"The Traditional MBA program has allowed me to continue my education and better prepare myself for today's competitive business landscape. From the courses and professors to the faculty and facilities, every aspect of this program enables you to grow as a professional. Being accepted in the MBA program and receiving the Graduate Dean's Fellowship has opened doors and afforded me opportunities that would not have been possible otherwise."

Matthew Lopez, FAU MBA Graduate Student




Contact Us

Michaela Smolka
Graduate Advisor

Traditional MBA Last names A - M,
MS Business Analytics, MS Supply Chain Management, MS Information Technology and, MS Data Science
phone: (561) 297-2775
fax: (561) 297-1315
map: FW (23) 101



Emroy Lewis
Graduate Advisor
Traditional MBA Last names N-Z,
All Economics, Health Administration, and MS International Business
phone: (561) 297-2414
map: FW (23) 101

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